Northern California ICE Raids
This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested more than 200 undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area and Northern California, sparking protest outside the ICE field office in San Francisco. Shortly before the raids, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf gave a controversial warning to the public about an imminent ICE operation, saying she did it to protect residents. A top ICE official criticized the mayor for a “reckless decision” that he said helped suspects flee and put immigration agents at risk.
- Maricela Gutierrez, SIREN executive director
- Julie Small, KQED criminal justice and immigration reporter
For the first time, the California DMV is allowing prototypes of self-driving cars to be tested without a human behind the wheel. But are the cars and the public ready for the road ahead? We talk to California DMV Deputy Director Bernard Soriano about the decision to allow the testing, which takes effect on April 2, 2017.
Emily Chang’s Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s most profitable and innovative companies, all vying to create game-changing products and services. But a new book tackles the dark side of tech, where a male-dominated culture normalizes the mistreatment and marginalization of women. We talk to author Emily Chang about the stark gender gap in the tech industry.
Ripple Co-Founder and Co-CEO Adam Lowry
Bay Area entrepreneur Adam Lowry created Method, a line of environmentally friendly cleaning products. After selling Method in 2012, he launched Ripple Foods, whose flagship product is a nondairy milk alternative made from peas.